Scott McClellan Snaps Out of the Bush-Induced Coma
although probably only temporarily, and not completely.
He admits that Rove and Libby met in the West Wing to coordinate their stories on Valerie Plame's cover-busting; McClellan says he didn't know, at the time, they were lying to him while he defended them to the press corps.
McClellan also says the nation would've been better served had the "liberal press corps" really been a liberal press corps instead of falling for the Rovian spin on the war: "“The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. … In this case, the ‘liberal media’ didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.”
The real reason for McClellan's rancor may be buried deeperthan the dissing (deserved IMNVHO) he took for literally years at the podium in Fleischer's wake, though -- McClellan hasn't made that much money off his time in the Bush White House. Nor has his mother's political career prospered notably of late -- Carole Keeton McClellan Rylander Strayhorn may aspire to be mayor of Austin again.